There’s nothing worse than looking at your itinerary for a trip and realising you arrive in a location hours before you’re able to checkin – and while at Hotels that’s ok because they can normally store your bags, if you’ve chosen AirBNB or similar, you might find yourself stuck – shackled to your luggage, killing time in a café when you’d rather be sightseeing? Stasher provides the solution to this travel dilemma, giving you the freedom to explore big cities sans baggage.

I gave this a try in Paris this week, and it was only for two hours! Our train arrived at 12.30, and we couldn’t get our AirBNB key until 3pm so with the trip from the train to the area of our stay, we had two hours to drag huge bags around with us – but no, Stasher to the rescue!

What is Stasher?

Stasher is a convenient, affordable luggage storage service that connects you with local shops and hotels willing to store your bags for a few hours or more. It operates in major cities worldwide, acting as a secure middleman for your belongings while you make the most of your time.

How Does Stasher Work?

  1. Find: Use the Stasher app or Website to find a Stasher location near to your accommodation location.
  2. Book: Reserve your spot via the Stasher app or website.
  3. Drop: Go to the designated location and drop off your bags.
  4. Explore: Roam the city unburdened.
  5. Collect: Pick up your bags when you’re ready to move on.

Security and Trust

Security is a top concern. Every bag is insured, and Stasher partners aparently go through a strict vetting process. You’ll often find storage locations with 24/7 security cameras and personnel.

Our store was a really basic place, I think they did engraving and such, and it wasn’t designed at all for this. In fact, the blokes there just gave us tags for our bags (like those armbands you wear at an event to show you’re allowed in), and took my phone number down.

Why Use Stasher?

  • Convenience: Centrally located spots make it easy to drop off and pick up.
  • Affordability: Rates are usually cheaper than traditional luggage lockers or storage services.
  • Flexibility: No need to rush back. Most locations offer flexible pick-up times.

Never drag your bags around again!

Don’t let your bags dictate your travel itinerary. Stasher’s seamless, secure service frees you up to make the most of your trip, wherever you’re headed. Say goodbye to wasted time and hello to a bag-free, adventure-filled day.

I paid about 24 Euros for four bags and only used the storage for 2 hours, but check their site for pricing – seemed like a bargain to me compared to dragging those bags around town.